Grapes of Mirth
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Paxton Wines,
McLaren Vale, SA

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Kitty Flanagan is one of Australia’s best known comedians. Before that she was one of Australia’s least known waitresses at the Pizza Hut. She has played all over the world and now tours Australia relentlessly, determined to bring her award winning stand up shows to every regional arts centre and theatre around the country.

Kitty Flanagan

No stranger to television, Lawrence is well known as the host of Dirty Laundry Live that ran for 3 seasons on ABC, as well as his work on Agony Uncles, Agony of Life and Modern Manners. In 2019, Lawrence was hand-picked to host a new comedy-driven footy show, Up The Guts, on Fox Sports following on from Friday Night Footy.

Lawrence Mooney

Dave has built a global reputation for his honest, engaging, whip-smart and damn funny comedy. Dave’s TV credentials include hosting Channel 9’s 20 to 1, regular appearances as a co-host on ‘The Project’, and hosting Fox Footy’s ‘The Beep Test’. He’s also had a crack at acting on Channel 9’s ‘House Husbands’ and the ABC TVs ‘Upper Middle Bogan’; generally, if there’s catering involved, Dave will be there!

Dave Thornton

As ‘Chopper’, Heath Franklin is an Australian cultural and comedy icon. With his own TV show, four live comedy specials, 2 ARIA nominations, 1 Logie nomination and over 500,000 tickets sold worldwide, Chopper has nearly done it all. The man behind the tatts and ‘stache, Heath Franklin, is an Australian actor, comedic performer, improviser and writer.

Heath Franklin’s ‘Chopper’

Eddo’s stand up is fearless and hilarious. Not one to tolerate any level of bullshit, Anne’s stand up takes aim at any worthy target, no matter how close to home it is. And as any of her many alter egos, including the desperate sarong clad Helen Bidou, Anne transforms into characters that are terrifying and familiar in equal measure.

Anne Edmonds

Tom Gleeson is in every Aussie comedian’s Top 5. A true master of the craft, he remarkably gets better each year, a phenomena that ensures other comics sneak in the back of his always sold out shows. He’s performed at every major comedy festival in the world and has been nominated for a Helpmann three times. A sure fire, killer stand-up at the top of his game.

Tom Gleeson

The “Merric” from Merrick and Rosso. Mez, as he is affectionately known, has worked at almost every radio and TV station in the country. He also appears regularly on ‘Studio 10’ where he often ruins their infomercials and cooking segments. Mez loves wine, he also loves writing about himself in the 3rd person!

Merrick Watts

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What an amazing event we had @brownbrothers , the perfect end to 2019. A massive crowd brought a “can do Wanga” attitude, and when I say “Wanga” I mean Wangaratta . We had a bit of a rain dump before the event and at the conclusion as well, which just goes to show that ALL the gods stopped to watch @lukewmcgregor, @celia_pacquola, @peterrowsthorn, @thefionaoloughlin, @daniellescoolokay and Tom Gleeson perform killer sets . My highlight was drinking a bottle of B.B Tempranillo with Pete Rowsthorn on the tiny airplane returning to Melbourne without once realising we were flying through an electrical storm. Wine was our pilot that night . We will be travelling to some new wine regions in 2019 so tell your friends to keep an eye out . To @paxtonwines, @seppeltsfield, @nashdalelanewines, @pialligoestate and @brownbrothers – thanks a million for entertaining our idea and embracing it wholeheartedly. You guys helped create the magic . A massive thank you to the Grapes of Mirth team (who do all the actual work) Jason, Seb, Di and Hannah. I say this with the greatest sincerity, I could probably do it without you. Just kidding!!! Relax! . Lastly, to you, the Bad Seeds, you are universally and without exception some of the best people to perform to, drink with, chat to, have a selfie and share a laugh with. Grapes of Mirth events feel extremely special every time we do them because of YOU and what YOU bring to them! . Have a great Christmas and New Year, hope to see you all again in 2019…. Mez . . #grapesofmirth #comedy #standupcomedy #wine #brownbrothers #brownbrotherswinery #milawa #kingvalley #kingvalleylove #visitkingvalley #seehighcountry @winesofkv @seehighcountry

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